December 15, 2015 Kenneth Colangelo

General Studies

Offers a quality academic program with a broad selection of courses drawn from a wide range of disciplines. Provides students with a foundation for life-long learning, transfer to a four-year college or university, and the pursuit of career opportunities.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a knowledge base that fulfills an interdisciplinary program that reflects their intellectual, academic, and professional goals
  2. use basic techniques of the medium to communicate in assigned tasks
  3. apply discipline-specific and/or professional techniques to communicate in assigned tasks
  4. identify and explain relationships, draw and justify reasonable inferences and conclusions, and demonstrate evidence of insight through reflection
  5. understand the purpose, authority and relevance of information sources
  6. appropriately and effectively use technology to accomplish assigned tasks
  7. define and describe social, cultural, and political forces that shape the individual and society
  8. analyze social, cultural, and political forces that shape the Individual and society
  9. identify and describe formal and aesthetic qualities
  10. use numerical information, laws of logic, and mathematics to solve problems
  11. recognize and appreciate the ethical dimensions of their own and others’ actions, values, and responsibilities
  12. demonstrate ethical behavior in academic and co-curricular activities, and/or professional internships and practice
  13. effectively engage in interpersonal activities and teamwork
  14. use discipline-specific terms, recall relevant theories, laws, and concepts, and identify components of the scientific method: hypothesis, procedure, observations and conclusions.

Program Coordinator: Rafaele Fierro

Course #TitleCredits
CSS-101 First Year Experience 3
ENG*101 Composition (a) 3
ENG*103 Composition II (a) 3
  Fine Arts Elective (from ART*, COM*154, COM*167, DGA*, GRA*, NMC*, MUS*, THR*) 3
  History Elective (a) 3
  Humanities Elective (a)(d) 3-4
  Mathematics Elective (a) (from MAT*135 and above) 3-4
  Science Elective (c) (from AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EAS*, EVS*, MET*, OCE*, PHY*) 3-4
  Social Science Elective (b) (from ANT*, ECN*, GEO*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*) 3
  General Electives (b) 33
HUM*290 General Studies Capstone Experience ‡ (recommended/optional) 1

(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
(b) Open electives will be chosen in consultation with an advisor with no more than fifteen (15) hours selected from any one
subject area (Board Policy 3.6.6).
(c) Students intending to transfer to a four-year program should take a 4-credit lab science.
(d) To be selected from courses in ART*, ANT*, CHI*, COM*, ENG*, ESL*143 or above, FRE*, HIS*, ITA* LAT*, LAW*, LIN*,
MUS*, NMC*, PHL*, PLH*, POL*, Religious Studies, RUS*, SPA*, THR*.
‡ NOTE: It is recommended that students planning to graduate from Tunxis take the one-credit General Studies Capstone
Experience course.

Becoming Connecticut State Community College
STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Get more details about this merger.